A real paradise for cross-country skiers, the network* at Massif du Sud regional park is groomed regularly during the week and every day on weekends and a few heated mountain huts are available for a well-deserved stop.
In the tranquility of the ancient forest, amidst landscapes as exceptional as the Ghost Valley of the Monts-Valin, combine physical activities with mental healing as you contemplate the beauties of nature.
*The trails are designed for classic cross-country skiing and are not suitable for free technique (no skating). It is not allowed to ski with a dog for safety reasons. The multifunctional trails used for cross-country skiing are not very wide and accommodate fat bikes as well.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE
What to do in a blizzard?
A blizzard is a sudden snow and wind storm causing snow to be blown around and reducing visibility. This phenomenon is common in high altitude areas where the vegetation is rarer and the mountains more exposed.
If you get caught in a blizzard or in blowing snow, here are a few tips to help you:
What to do if you are injured and cannot move?
In any case, never leave the signaled areas.
What to do if you are lost?
In any case, it is preferable to wait for help rather than spending your energy going around in circles in the woods.
A short loop on each side of the Milieu river with a cabin midway, for a rest stop.
You guys like going down? This route invites you to take advantage of two of the most exhilarating descents of the network, one in the heart of a maple grove and the other from the refuge du Milieu. Difficult to resist!
With its hilly terrain and short turns, this trail is made for more technical skiers. A beautiful loop set amidst a forest of yellow birch, sugar maple and fir.
A complete loop of the Milieu valley, from one side to the other.
Why not enjoy it a little longer and discover the two main valleys of the park?
Climb all the way to the Camp de base and take in the view of the Milieu valley and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy your lunch and a hot drink inside, as the Camp de base is open to skiers during the day, before gliding your way down to the visitor center.
A little higher, a little further… You are not afraid of the ascent or the descent? This is for you! Climb over 500 meters and then enjoy an exhilarating descent. GPS users can download the GPX file of this itinerary by clicking here.